The Redcliffe Golf Club boasts a picturesque 18 hole Golf Course, located in the suburb of Clontarf Beach, just a 35 minute drive north of Brisbane the capital of Queensland. The championship standard course combines the characteristics of a sand belt coastal strip with the river estuary outlook across Hayes Inlet.
The course, designed by Stan Francis was built in 1935. The Blue Course, with a length of 6099 metres, is a Par 71, ACR 72. The Ladies Course (Red) measures 5431 meters with a Par 73, AWCR rating of 74. Both Blue and Red courses have a Slope rating of 123. The course layout was unchanged until 1985 when the 9th and 10th holes were rebuilt to reduce ball damage to adjacent private property. The layout and the topography are such that no player on any tee has to hit-off into the sun during normal competition times.
A progressive maintenance program and a supply of recycled water from Unity Water ensures superb year round greens and fairways. An abundance of bird life prevails around the course and it’s not unusual to spot the occasional koala and kangaroos.
The prevailing ocean breezes can have a major influence on your game and when a strong south-easterly is blowing, the three finishing holes can be a challenge to golfers of any calibre.
With a single hit-off point adjacent to the clubhouse and the eighteenth green in full view of the clubhouse deck, players can enjoy a social atmosphere while absorbing the ambience of the course and observing the golf in progress. The course is one that continues to grow in popularity with social players and is on the ‘must play’ list for many club golfers in South East Queensland.
The course which is maintained in a parklike environment with the abundantly grassed and contoured fairways bordered by mature stands of native eucalypts is a pleasure to play and compliments the seaside lifestyle of the Redcliffe Peninsula.